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Caring for children of Wilmington since 1967
Patrick S. Edwards, MD, FAAP
Eric M. Jackson, MD, FAAP
Jennifer F. Player, MD, FAAP
Patrick J. Renton, MD FAAP

The Pediatric Center 
1914 Glen Meade Rd
Wilmington, NC  28403
Phone: (910) 762-2651
Fax: (910) 763-5709

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December 25, 2019

New Parent Classes
Our monthly new mom and dad classes are fun and informative for new parents!  Dr. Edwards will cover what will happen in the hospital after your baby is born, and answer questions about what life will be like during the first few weeks of life at home with your newborn.   It's a great way to meet our practice as well!  Our upcoming classes here at The Pediatric Center are limited to 10 couples per class, so call today to sign up.  Please note, attending a class is NOT required to become a new patient here at The Pediatric Center with your newborn.  Our upcoming classes for 2020 are January 21, February 25, and March 24.
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August 20, 2016

Summer 2016 Remodel

This week we finished the last of our exam room makeovers!  Just in time for the start of school, we are back to 9 exam rooms again!  Thanks for all your patience through the remodel this summer



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July 28, 2014

The Pediatric Center Earns PCMH Level 3 Recognition

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is the model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients' experience of care, and reduce costs.  Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits.  Each patient's care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.  Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.  

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows The Pediatric Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”  

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, The Pediatric Center demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

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May 9, 2014

Nurse Britt earns her RN

Congrats to Nurse Britt for graduating from nursing school this week!   We are so proud, and can't wait to have her back at The Pediatric Center.



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April 14, 2013

New Smartphone App Now Available for your Patient Portal
You can now download Healow, the free app that works with our patient portal eClinicalWeb.  Healow allows you to have access to your child's medical information anytime, anywhere!  On your iPhone or Android, you can access your appointment summary, lab results, vitals, manage medications and other personal health data. The app will also allow you to link multiple portal accounts and review all your health content under one account. 
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What Makes Our Practice Special
  • A Wilmington practice since 1967
  • A physician-only practice means you always see a doctor
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 Recognized Practice
  • 24 hour On-Call service
  • Weekend hours
  • Open access for sick visits allows you to be seen today, not tomorrow
  • All pediatricians are Board Certified in Pediatrics and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • We treat newborns to high school students
  • A smaller practice means physicians and staff who know you by name

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The Pediatric Center was first awarded NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition in 2014 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.  We were recently rewarded PCMH Level 3 Recognition again in 2017 through the year 2020.  We are proud to continue our tradition of excellent patient care, and honored to be recognized


The AAP has a new website that answers almost any question you've ever wanted to ask your pediatrician!  Go there now to find the answers to questions about your child at


All of our pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Click here to learn more at


Comfort doesn't come easy
Picking the right pediatrician can be challenging. You want a doctor that is easily accessible,  knowledgable, great with children, and reassuring to parents. 

The Pediatric Center has been helping Wilmington children grow and succeed for over 45 years. This site provides in-depth information about our practice and the pediatricians who make your child's health our number-one priority.

Our regular office hours: 

Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sat: 9 AM - 11 AM, we have walk-in hours for urgent problems

Sun:  Closed 


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The Pediatric Center *1914 Glen Meade Rd *  Wilmington, NC  *  (910) 762-2651